So Kon Po

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So Kon Po

掃桿埔
Suburb
Entrance to Hong Kong Stadium at Eastern Hospital Road.
Entrance to Hong Kong Stadium at Eastern Hospital Road.
Coordinates: 22°16′27″N 114°11′22″E / 22.27414°N 114.18937°E / 22.27414; 114.18937Coordinates: 22°16′27″N 114°11′22″E / 22.27414°N 114.18937°E / 22.27414; 114.18937
Country Hong Kong
RegionHong Kong Island
So Kon Po
Traditional Chinese掃桿埔
Yale RomanizationSou gon bou
JyutpingSou3 kon1 bou3

So Kon Po (Chinese: 掃桿埔) is an area of Hong Kong Island located south of Causeway Bay and Victoria Park in Hong Kong. It neighbours Caroline Hill and Jardine's Lookout.[1]

It contains the Hong Kong Stadium[2] and the Tung Wah Eastern Hospital. So Kon Po was the burial grounds for the victims of the Happy Valley Racecourse fire in 1918; the remains were moved to Aberdeen in 1953, when the stadium was built on its grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "So Kon Po". GeoInfo Map. Lands Department. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Stadium". LCSD Official Website. Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Retrieved 8 January 2019.